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Stress Fracture

Mar 11, 2009
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I have just received the results of the MRI scan done on my left knee - stress fracture of the posteromedial Tibial plateau. That being a result of my supplemental winter trg - running. Doc advice - rest for 6 - 8 weeks. Annoying....

Does anybody have any experience in remedy injuries of that kind?

Cheers.
 
Jan 22, 2010
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Rest is best, but I imagine you could spin on the trainer, since there is no impact involve. Ask your doctor first, however. Get an Airdyne and ride one legged, 2 handed, with the affected leg propped on the peg.
 
Jun 9, 2009
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I would recommend having a DEXA scan performed. DEXA is a method by which bone density can be determined.

Your stress fracture may be an indication of a more significant underlying pathology resulting in decreased bone density (osteopenia or osteoporosis).

If you have decreased bone density, there are nutritional and medical steps that can be taken to help increase the strength of your skeleton.

In the mean time, follow your doctor's advice, but keep pestering him/her to allow you to do some easy spinning.

Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery,

Dr. Suro
 
Mar 11, 2009
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OK, thanks to both of you for the useful advice. I will have a DEXA scan done, if possible. In the meantime I will try to do some easy spin on my TACX Flow hometrainer. The cracked tibia plateau is judged to be a non - evasive?, although it is still pretty painful when walking. The incident happend on JAN 1.